So here it is - Hubby was asked how he felt about me blogging so much. Nary the remark about household chores going the wayside. Nothing about how blogging has actually saved us money because I no longer go shopping in my 'free' time. No commentary about how this blogging outlet spares him from having to hear me bitch, moan, rant and rave. Just 100% support and adoration. Truthfully , I would have expected nothing else but that. He's always been my biggest fan.
Okay- so here goes: unedited save for a typo or two....
Oh, that Marvelous Mind!
So this is where I get to have my say…Wow so much room to write and so little time. I have always been fascinated by Swirl Girl’s mind. Through the years I always wondered how she kept all that stuff inside her pretty head: answers to the Times Crossword Puzzle (Sunday, Magazine edition of course), every TV show ever made between 1968 and 1988, every single word I have ever uttered, every single line she ever heard in a bar, every single word to every song from 1968 to 1998, every single memory of our children from the moment they were conceived and lastly and most importantly every precious moment spent with the sweetest and dearest man to grace this planet – her Dad.
For those of you that have been readers, fans or casual visitors to this Blog you know that this all started with D.A.C – Swirl Girls’ and her Dad’s , who unfortunately lost his battle with D.A. C! I bring this up because you see all of the aforementioned mental gymnastics and memory minutiae was inside her pretty little cranium until the DAC sprung it forth into cyber space 12 short months ago. As you can tell from the over 100 posts in 300 days, my girl has a lot to say. I have been enthralled as the words, pictures and video have flown from her to all of you.
So what has all this done to Swirl Girl’s mental acuity? What has happened to the knowledge base that rivaled Funk and Wagnal’s? Absolutely nothing, except to provide an amazing outlet for all of the questions / answers that have been Swirling around in her grey matter for years. With each post Swirl Girl has not only shared her insight into the world we live in but has opened her mind to ask and answer questions that have taken her years to develop. This has been, to date, an amazing public version of a psychiatrists couch.
So to my Swirl Girl I say, keep on keepin’ on. You have only just begun to share what you know, explore what fascinates you and question what puzzles you. I love all of you more than you know but I especially love your mind – open, closed or on view for all to see!
Some folks have said that blogging is a community but to this bystander it is much more. It is a safe outlet with which to share one’s emotions; be they comical, satirical, angry or intellectual. I have seen the healing and restorative power of this medium work wonders on Swirl Girl. So to all of you that visit regularly thanks for sharing and for peeking into the marvelous mind of the Girl I like to Swirl!